Re: [R] Column name defined by function variable

From: Ivan Calandra <ivan.calandra_at_uni-hamburg.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:14:35 +0200

Hi,

I haven't check much of what you wrote, so just a blind guess. What about in the function's body before cbind(): names(new.col) <- "more stuff"
?

HTH,
Ivan

Le 6/17/2010 11:09, Ralf B a écrit :
> Hi all,
>
> probably a simple problem for you but I am stuck.
>
> This simple function adds columns (with differing length) to data frames:
>
> add.col<- function(df, new.col) {
> n.row<- dim(df)[1]
> length(new.col)<- n.row
> cbind(df, new.col)
> }
>
> Now I would like to extend that method. A new parameter 'name' shouild
> allow people to pass in a name for that new column. Is that possible
> and how can this be achieved?
>
> Example:
>
> myData<- data.frame(c(1,2,3))
> add.col(myData, c(5,6,7,8), 'more stuff')
>
> adds a new column named 'more stuff' to the dataframe myData.
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Best,
> Ralf
>
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